Post Release: Mom Entrepreneurs Enjoy Evening of Fundraising for Stop Child Trafficking Now
New York, NY (June 30, 2011)—Six mom entrepreneurs journeyed to New York City Tuesday, June 28 for the “1st Annual MOMpreneurs Against Human Trafficking” Benefit for Stop Child Trafficking Now held at Pranna NY 79 Madison Avenue from 6:00PM-9:00PM. The event held importance to mom entrepreneurs to take control of their lives, inspire each other, provide emotional support and to bring attention to child trafficking.
100% of the proceeds from the benefit went to Stop Child Trafficking Now, a non-profit organization that exists to stop child trafficking by targeting the source of child trafficking: predators that drive the sex industry everywhere in the world, including in local communities.
A short presentation was conducted by SCT NOW’s premiere volunteer and well-known political blogger, Elisha Krauss who spoke about the statistics of child trafficking. A global epidemic classified as the second largest criminal industry affecting the lives of 1.2 million children. Mom entrepreneurs spoke about their involvement with child trafficking and their efforts to raise awareness in their communities upon returning to their hometowns.
Other surprises included a speech by Lucinda Cross, author and founder of Corporate Mom Dropouts; brief introduction of Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano, founders of MomPreneursOnline.comand creators of the term “Mompreneur”; and live music provided byTamika “DJ FlyyMommy” Haywood, a DJ, dancer and fashion designer from Brooklyn, New York.